Mountain Rails & Alaska Cruise
This journey across Western Canada on the Rocky Mountaineer and cruise along Alaska’s Coast is a bucket-list land and cruise adventure for fans of wildlife and epic landscapes.
• Cruising the Inside Passage
• Icy Strait Point, Alaska
• Cruising the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
• Juneau, Alaska
• Ketchikan, Alaska
• Cruising the Inside Passage
Days 1-2 UK to Banff, Canada Depart the UK on your flight to Calgary. Stay 2 nights at Brewsters Mountain Lodge.
Days 3-4 Banff to Jasper, Canada Travel to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway. Stay 2 nights at The Crimson Jasper.
Day 5 Jasper to Kamloops, Canada Board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel west towards Kamloops. Stay at Thompson Hotel.
Day 6 Kamloops to Vancouver, Canada Continue your journey to Vancouver. Stay at Coast Coal Harbour.
At sea with Celebrity Cruises®
Day 7 Vancouver, Canada
Day 8 Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 9 Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 10 Cruising the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day 11 Juneau, Alaska
Day 12 Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 13 Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 14 Vancouver, Canada
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Is this for you?
Cutting-edge ships and state-of-the-art design set the tone with Celebrity Cruises: think floating platforms, villa accommodation and real grass lawns. You’ll receive exceptional service from the minute you step on board and experience award-winning dining, entertainment and shore explorations throughout your voyage. We love the innovative restaurants where traditional dishes are given a modern twist and the uber-cool bars where cocktail making is an art form. They sail to 71 countries across seven continents and have an impressive selection of shore excursions, all led by local experts.
The sophisticated Celebrity Eclipse is a real favourite with in-the-know cruise guests. The ship has all the hallmarks of Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice Class ships like the half-acre grass lawn – The Lawn Club, the Canyon Ranch Spa with its Persian Garden aquatherapy area, as well as much-loved restaurants such as Qsine, The Tuscan Grille and the French fine-dining venue Murano. Entertainment ranges from laid-back live music in the bars and lounges to epic shows in main theatre that wouldn’t be out of place in the West End. During the summer, the Celebrity Eclipse sails the coast of Alaska while in the autumn, winter and spring she hops between Hawaii, the coast of South America, Australia and the Pacific Northwest.
Our suggested stateroom: We always suggest choosing a stateroom with a private balcony but in Alaska, it’s a must. Nothing beats soaking up the breathtaking landscapes of the Inside Passage from the balcony of your Veranda Stateroom.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Banff, Canada Depart the UK on your flight to Calgary. On arrival, transfer to Brewsters Mountain Lodge or Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa.
Day 2 Banff, Canada A full day is yours to explore the town and its surroundings. You can choose from a selection of pre-bookable excursions or set out on your own adventure, perhaps hiking or taking the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain.
Day 3 Banff to Jasper, Canada The Icefields Parkway, which links Banff and Jasper National Parks, is one of the world’s most beautiful drives. You’ll get to experience it on a full-day sightseeing transfer which includes a trip on to the Columbia Icefield. On arrival in Jasper, transfer to The Crimson Jasper for a two-night stay.
Day 4 Jasper, Canada Today you can explore Jasper National Park at your own pace. If you’re looking for an active experience try rock climbing, white-water rafting or hiking. More sedate options include a cruise on Maligne Lake or a trip on the Jasper Skytram.
Day 5 Jasper to Kamloops, Canada Regularly voted one of the world’s best rail journeys, the famous Rocky Mountaineer is the ultimate way to see some of Canada’s most spectacular landscapes. Enjoy SilverLeaf service on board as you travel west to Kamloops.
Day 6 Kamloops to Vancouver, Canada The second leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey takes you through the ranchlands of British Columbia and alongside the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is truly wild west territory. On arrival in Vancouver, transfer to Coast Coal Harbour Hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 7 Day trip to Vancouver Island Today, you'll join a full-day excursion to the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Cruise through the Gulf Islands and on arrival on the island, visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, one of the world's most famous botanic gardens. Continue on the heart of Victoria for a sightseeing tour which takes in Beacon Hill Park and the Parliament Buildings.
Day 8 Vancouver, Canada
Begin your cruise on board Celebrity Infinity®.
Day 9 Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 10 Icy Strait, Alaska
Day 11 Cruising the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day 12 Juneau, Alaska
Day 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 14 Cruising the Inside Passage
Day 15 Vancouver, Canada
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Regular departures between May and September. Please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Enhance your Rocky Mountaineer experience with an upgrade to the unrivalled GoldLeaf service. Benefits include seats in a bi-level car with dome windows on the top level, gourmet meals, snacks and drinks on the train and superior hotels.
Extend your holiday
You can easily spend a bit more time in the Pacific North West so head down to Seattle and visit the nearby national parks of Olympic and Mount Rainier.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.